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CawthWatch: Outside groups spent big to oust freshman

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‘I look forward to taking the gavel out of Nancy Pelosi’s hands,’ Edwards says

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Early on in his campaign to win the Republican nomination for the 11th Congressional District, state Sen. Chuck Edwards compared the incumbent to the Kardashians — all shiny object and no workaday substance.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | 2022 11th Congressional District election

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don’t miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Lightning | Chuck Edwards | 2022 11th Congressional District election | 2022 primary election

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VOTERS FIRE CAWTHORN

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Chuck Edwards, once considered a longshot to defeat U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, ousted the Trump-aligned conservative icon from Congress after one term with a victory on Tuesday night that drew national attention and positioned the three-term state senator for a strong run at the seat in November.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | Madison Cawthorn | 2022 11th Congressional District election

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Lively electioneering — and a big Cawthorn sign — gather attention

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Electioneering has been lively at the Henderson County Board of Elections and voters have complained “over and over” about a highly visible Madison Cawthorn sign voters can’t miss as they walk into the one-stop polling place.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 11th Congressional District election | electioneering

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Cawthorn trails three challengers in cash on hand

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Going into the stretch drive of the primary campaign, the three 11th Congressional District candidates with the most money have more than a quarter million dollars to spend — and none is named Madison Cawthorn.   Read Story »

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Appeal filed in lawsuit seeking to remove Cawthorn from ballot

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Legal efforts to challenge the eligibility of U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-North Carolina, to run for Congress continued this week in federal court even as he seeks reelection in North Carolina’s westernmost district.   Read Story »

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Edwards lands PBA endorsement; Shelley joins 'Seniors for Chuck'

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Citing political support that he said is "snowballing" by the day, state Sen. Chuck Edwards touted an endorsement from the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association and announced that longtime conservative activist Stan Shelley had joined "Seniors for Chuck" in his campaign for the 11th Congressional District.   Read Story »

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CawthWatch: Firebrand's bad month ends but he lands speaking spot at Trump rally

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For U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the Ides of March lasted the whole month.   Read Story »

Tags: Madison Cawthorn | 2022 11th Congressional District election

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'Fire Cawthorn' PAC urging Democrats to switch parties and vote in GOP primary

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In late March, a super PAC started by U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s 2020 Democrat opponent, Moe Davis, endorsed Wendy Nevarez in the Republican primary for the 11th Congressional District.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 11th Congressional District election | Wendy Nevarez

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Trail supporters criticize Cawthorn for 'communist' allegation

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The two non-profits most responsible for making the Ecusta Trail a reality criticized a remark by U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn that called the rails to trails program "super communist."   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | 2022 11th Congressional District election

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Cawthorn defames area's version of apple pie

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If everyone who supports the Ecusta Trail votes against Madison Cawthorn in the May 17 primary, maybe that’ll mean curtains for the 26-year-old’s audacious performance as a congressman.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | 2022 11th Congressional District election | Chad Nesbitt

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Forum features F-bomb, swipe at Robinson and a rush to the right

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If audience members at Saturday’s forum for congressional candidates were hoping for a prodigious helping of conservative policies and right-wing talking points they did not leave disappointed.   Read Story »

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LIVE COVERAGE: 11th Congressional District GOP forum

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Ecusta supporters dismayed that Cawthorn calls trail organization 'super communist'

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Supporters of the Ecusta Trail, which has broad bipartisan support in Henderson and Transylvania counties and has been touted as a transformational economic development engine, were dismayed to hear that U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn is calling a national trail advocacy organization "super communist."   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | 2022 11th Congressional District election

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Cawthorn condemns voter fraud (unless it's by Mark Meadows)

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The first question after U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn spoke to a Henderson County Republican breakfast Saturday morning was, "What do we do about the stolen election?"   Read Story »

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Cawthorn a fighter 'full of words' facing fighter with a record, Edwards says

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Of the seven Republican candidates hoping to defeat U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, state Sen. Chuck Edwards alone stood up on Saturday morning to make his case for replacing the first-term incumbent.   Read Story »

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County GOP to sponsor debate March 26 for congressional primary

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The Henderson County Republican Men’s Club along with the Henderson County Republican Party and the Republican Women’s Club will host a debate for the seven Republican candidates for the 11th Congressional District from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Blue Ridge Conference Center at BRCC.   Read Story »

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Demonstrators support Ukraine, rip Cawthorn

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About 20 people demonstrated in support of Ukraine and against U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn on Thursday within sight of the freshman congressman's new campaign headquarters on Asheville Highway.   Read Story »

Tags: military veterans | U.S. Navy | 2022 11th Congressional District election | Ukraine invasion | Russia | Soviet Union

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Federal judge tosses challenge to Cawthorn candidacy

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn will not face a legal challenge to his candidacy based on claims that his actions on and around Jan. 6, 2021, violated a section of the U.S. Constitution meant to keep Confederates out of federal office, a federal judge ruled Friday.   Read Story »

Tags: Madison Cawthorn | 2022 11th Congressional District election

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Citing family medical crisis, Gash drops out of congressional race

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Citing "a life changing medical crisis" in his family, Eric Gash announced he was withdrawing of the race for the Democratic nomination for the 11th Congressional District.   Read Story »

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11th Congressional District field grows to 13; NC House seat gets 3-way primary

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The number of candidates running for Western North Carolina's congressional seat grew to a baker's dozen, a third Republican filed for the open state House District 117 seat and one more candidate signed up for the Henderson County School Board contest, bringing that total to nine, as filing neared an end.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | 2022 11th Congressional District election | 2022 School Board election | 2022 NC House 117

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11 file for Congress, eight for School Board; NC House seats get primaries

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Eleven candidates have filed for the 11th Congressional District, including incumbent Madison Cawthorn, and the Henderson County School Board field stands at eight with three days to go in qualifying for the 2022 elections. New filings this week also ensured Republican primaries in the two state House seats in Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 11th Congressional District election | 2022 School Board election

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Cawthorn staying home after all

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Now that his previously chosen deep-red seat has been erased by the N.C. Supreme Court, U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn is staying put.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 11th Congressional District election | 2022 congressional races

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Cawthorn, Beach-Ferrara lead, Edwards gaining in campaign cash

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While North Carolina’s congressional map for this year’s election remains in litigation, the candidates have been out on the trail raising campaign money.   Read Story »

Tags: campaign finance | 2022 11th Congressional District election

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Did the state Legislature just hose Cawthorn?

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn may opt to return to the 11th Congressional District if new maps adopted by the Legislature remain intact for this year's election.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 11th Congressional District election | 2022 13th Congressional District election | 2022 14th Congressional District election

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Tags: Hendersonville Lightning | drunk driving | MADD | 2022 11th Congressional District election | 2022 congressional races | 2022 13th Congressional District election

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Cawthorn 'not the reason I'm running,' Gash says

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Democratic Congressional candidate Eric Gash responded to U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s exit from his current district to a more Republican-leaning one, saying he is focused on representing the region he has always called home and where he serves an elementary school principal, pastor and coach.   Read Story »

Tags: Eric Gash | 2022 11th Congressional District election | 2022 Dct. 11 D primary | 2022 congressional races

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Cawthorn makes it official: He's switching to newly drawn district

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn on Thursday made it official: He's switching from the 11th Congressional District to run in a newly drawn district that had been widely regarded as tailor-made for North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore.   Read Story »

Tags: NC 11th Congressional District | Madison Cawthorn | CawthWatch | 2022 11th Congressional District election

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Sheriff's office won't charge Cawthorn for having knife at School Board meeting

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The Henderson County Sheriff's Office issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying it was made aware of allegations that U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn had taken a knife into a Henderson County School Board meeting and that at its discretion had declined to bring a criminal misdemeanor charge.   Read Story »

Tags: Madison Cawthorn | CawthWatch | 2022 11th Congressional District election | Covid-19 masks

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CAWTHWATCH: Cawthorn takes anti-mask road show across the state

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn tonight is expanding his tour of school boards to oppose masks, quarantine and critical race theory, traveling to the Piedmont to appear at the Johnston County School Board meeting. More on the trip across the state in a minute.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 11th Congressional District election | Covid misinformation | Covid-19 masks

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Eric Gash releases introductory video in congressional campaign

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Describing himself as a "son of this soil," Eric Gash in his first campaign video recounted a life that overcame hardship through faith and declared that he is running for Congress "because I know we can be so much better."   Read Story »

Tags: Eric Gash | Madison Cawthorn | 2022 11th Congressional District election

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Gash files for Congress

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After talking to North Carolinians across the 11th Congressional District, school principal, pastor, coach and community leader Eric Gash has filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to run for Congress to unseat U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn and deliver real results for families in Western North Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 elections | 2022 U.S. Senate election | 2022 11th Congressional District election